Lilington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lilington family

The surname Lilington was first found in Dorset at Lillington, a hamlet and civil parish that dates back to 1166 when it was first listed as Lilletone. Literally the place name meant "estate associated with a man called Lylla," having derived from the Old Englinsh personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [1] The small parish church which dates back to the 13th century is of note as Sir Walter Raleigh's second son, Carew, was christened here in 1605. Lillington is also a parish in the union of Warwick, Kenilworth division of the hundred of Knightlow and now part of the town of Leamington Spa. However, as far as the surname is concerned, the first record of the name was found in the year 1198 when Geoffrey de Lillington held estates in Oxfordshire.

Important Dates for the Lilington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lilington research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1390, 1455, 1487, 1653, 1713 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Lilington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lilington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lillington, Lillington, Lillinton, Lilinton and many more.

Early Notables of the Lilington family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lilington family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Lillington, who came to Barbados in 1669; John Lillingston, who settled in Maryland in 1679; George Lillington, who settled in Barbados in 1679.

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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